Merry Christmas, Mr Hornish

Posted by Iannucci | 12/17/2007 | 1 comments »
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You have some nice owner's points wrapped under your tree.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has approved Penske Racing's request to transfer the owner points from Kurt Busch to Sam Hornish Jr., a move that locks the three-time IndyCar Series champion into the first five races of next season.

Hornish publicly thanked Busch for giving him the points at the Penske holiday party on Friday night. Bud Denker, senior vice president of Penske Corp., confirmed Saturday that the team would swap the points with NASCAR's approval.

"This isn't all about the first five races," (Roger) Penske said at Phoenix International Raceway. "This is about a long career for a great race car driver and someone who has delivered for us for a long time at Penske Racing."

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"This isn't all about the first five races...?" Riiiiiight! No sir, it very much is all about the first five races, but that's another series for another site.

1 comments

  1. John Edward // December 17, 2007 9:31 AM  

    can you hear that?

    it's the sound of me biting my tongue!